Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Arthur Edmondston's View of Ancient and Present State of the Zetland Islands published in two volumes.
The Columbus (1809), a schooner, a whaler of and from London, England. for Greenland, wrecked in Busta Voe.
- Ten shipping vessels of 768 tons employed 53 men and boys.
- The fishery employed 459 boats, imported in boards from Norway, and 2754 men. Lines sometimes extended to 7 miles with hooks every 5 fathoms. The average annual catch produced 1,010 tons of dried fish (7/8 ling) plus fish oils amounting to £25,000.
|Tusk & cod||1,075 tons||20,000|
|Fish oil||300 barrels||2,250|
|Knit stockings & gloves||-||5,000|
|Calf skins||100 dozen||60|
|Rabbit skins||150 dozen||52|
|Otter skins||12 dozen||57|
|From Leith by 2 sloops making 7 trips per year||24,500|
|Brought by other vessels||4,000|
|Flour, barley, rice and meal||11,000|
|500 tons of salt, duty free||625|
|200 tons of coal||600|
|Wood and boats from Norway||1,800|
- Other income
|Money left by Greenland ships||7,000|
|Seamen's pay remittances||3,500|